ANKARA 

Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise Friday in Arab countries.  

Algeria’s Health Ministry said five additional people died from COVID-19, bringing the tally to 1,057.

The number of cases reached 21,948 with 593 new infections in the last 24 hours.

A total of 15,370 patients have recovered from the virus.

Libya

The government’s National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) recorded one fatality.

The NCDC said the number of cases rose to 1,704, including 47 deaths and 380 recoveries. 

Jordan

Three COVID-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hours, taking that number to 1,209.

While 10 patients have died from the virus, 1,021 have recovered. 

Tunisia

Health officials said nine more people tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours, pushing nationwide infections to 1,336, including 50 deaths and 1,095 recoveries. 

Lebanon

The number of coronavirus cases stand at 2,701 with 101 new infections.

While the death toll from the virus rose to 40, as many as 1,425 people have recovered. 

Worldwide

Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions. The US, Brazil, and Russia are currently the countries hardest hit in the world.

The pandemic has killed more than 593,000 people worldwide, with an excess of 13.9 million confirmed cases and nearly 8 million recoveries, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

*Writing by Fahri Aksut

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